August 3rd, 2015
Trevor Bayne captured his fourth top-10 finish in four starts in the Nationwide Series with an eighth place run Sautrday in the Drive To Stop Diabetes 300. He now sits one point behind Regan Smith in the driver standings, but wasn’t satisfied with his run over the weekend.
“It’s another top-10 here. It’s not what you want, you want to be running top-5 and contending for wins, but in the meantime we’re still gaining on the points leader. It’s not a bad day for us, especially at the beginning when our AdvoCare Mustang had an anchor attached to it. We were dropping in a hurry and fell back to 17th or 19th and almost two laps down. The thing was just plowing tight, so for my guys to keep their heads on straight and give me good pit stops and for Chad (Norris, crew chief) to make the right adjustments made today a total team effort. We stayed out of trouble when we were in the back a few times, and then had a couple close calls. At the end there it was three-wide with Regan and I got his left-rear a little bit and that wasn’t intentional or anything. It’s just Bristol and the gaps closed up. It wasn’t anything I saw coming. It closes up fast here and you’ve got to be thinking ahead, but I’m really happy that we came home with a top-10 finish and another good points day,” Bayne commented after the race.
If he can keep consistent like this, look for him to get ahead of Smith for the point lead sometime soon.